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York Human Rights Film Festival 2017

Friday 17 March 2017, 6.30PM

York Human Rights Film Festival 2017 is sponsored by the York Human Rights City Network (YHRCN) in association with the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), University of York. This year's Festival brings three films which focus on a wide variety of human rights issues:

The Divide - Friday 17th March, 6:30 – 10pm (Belfry Hall, 52A Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS)

The Divide creates a lyrical, psychological and tragicomic picture of how economic division creates social division. By plotting seven tales together, it uncovers how virtually every aspect of our lives is controlled by one factor: the size of the gap between rich and poor.

Salam Neighbor - Saturday 18th March, 6.30 – 9.30pm (Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, York, YO23 1BW)

Salam Neighbor is an award-winning feature documentary and campaign to connect the world to the plight of refugees. As the first filmmakers ever allowed by the United Nations to be given a tent and registered inside a refugee camp, they were able to get a previously unseen look into the world’s most pressing crisis. Their experience uncovered overwhelming trauma along with the untapped potential our uprooted neighbours possess.

High Water Common Ground - Sunday 19th March, 6.30 – 10pm (Middleton's Hotel, Cromwell Road, York YO1 6DS)

High Water Common Ground meets the communities most affected by flooding, examines the needs of the parties involved, and explores some of the most innovative methods of flood risk management using real examples from around the UK.

The Festival offers York residents the opportunity to raise your awareness of human rights, communicate with experts from academic, charitable and filmmaking fields and voice your opinions and standpoints.

Entry is free, refreshments / bar is available, films are suitable for all ages and advance tickets can be booked through Eventbrite - or you can just turn up on the day!

Location: Various

Admission: Free